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Awareness IATF 16949:2016

If you are finding a set of standards about a quality management system for car, it is IATF 16949:2016

On October 3rd, 2016 IATF 16949:2016 was published by the IATF and supersedes and replaces the current ISO/TS 16949, defining the requirements of a quality management system for organizations in the automotive industry.

IATF 16949:2016 is applied to organizations who manufacture and provide such following items: parts or materials, heat treatment, coating, plating or surface treatment, or other products specified by the customer. In principle, this standard is applicable to every detail "on car - on road".


IATF 16949:2016 aims to develop a quality management system toward the continuous improvement which emphasizes on error prevention, reduces movement and lower the cost and waste in supply chain.

IATF 16949:2016 along with specified requirement of customer forms a basic specification for quality management system for enterprise desired.

This technical standard wishes to eliminate overlapping assessments and provide a common approach in developing quality management systems for the automotive industry and providing products for the automotive industry.

  1. ISO/TS 16949 expires on Sep 14th, 2018
  2. All audits compliant with ISO/TS 16949 (IA, SA, RC, transfer) are not allowed to conduct after Oct 01, 2017.
  3. Transforming audit can be conducted from Jan 01, 2017.
  1. New rules of 5th edition take effective from Jan 01, 2017.
  2. Including all accessory part.
  3. Audit scope of manufacturing site shall include customer not required  IATF ( or ISO/TS).
  4. Contract between Certification Bodies and customers have to add clause allowing contract extension until completion of requirements toward new CB.
  5. Customers are required to provide information on the number of personnel at the main facility and the locations supporting the assessment planning process (5.7.1).
  6. Withdrawal rules allow for evaluation when Major arrives.
  7. The remaining provisions do not change


1.Available of ISO 9001:2015 và IATF 16949.

2.Pre-audit compliant with IATF 16949

3.Assess systematic GAP comparing to IATF 16949 for all site.

  1. Make a detailed transition plan, including action - timeline - person in charge and method.
  2. Monitor & update progress.
  3. Regular interaction with CB.
  4. Internal audit in accordance with IATF 16949 & correct nonconformity findings.
  5. Take leadership review in accordance with IATF 16949.
  6. Contact the CB as soon as possible to determine the appropriate conversion rating.
  • Risk aversion if any nonconformities arise
  • Leave time for the CB in the arrangement
  1. Avoid interruptions of time

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